Sunday, 28 April 2013

Woolloomooloo, railway line

This railway bridge carries the Eastern Suburbs Railway Line between Kings Cross and Martin Place, over the inner city suburb of Woolloomooloo. This Oscar suburban train is about to enter the enter the tunnel below The Domain.

18 comments:

  1. Fantastic bridge and I do love the name!! Best giggle for the morning! Wonderful shadow shot as well! Enjoy your weekend, Jim!!

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  2. What is the name of the electric wire support things? Not gantries. No matter. They are quite unusual and look quite good. Must be a bit noisy for the residents of the 'Loo.

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    1. I've never heard of the word "gantry" before but after having a bit of a look around, it seems right.

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    1. It is believed that Woolloomooloo is derived from an Aboriginal word, either Wallamullah, meaning place of plenty or Wallabahmullah, meaning a young black kangaroo.

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  4. I agree with Sylvia, the name is just pure fun to say. Though I'm probably saying it wrong.

    I really like the perspective in this one, as well as the glimpse of the city.

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    1. It's easier if you break it up to Wool-loo-moo-loo. :)

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  5. Brilliant photo! I applaud cities with decent public transportation!

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  6. Cool, Jim! «Louis» thanks you for your loyal participation in Sunday Bridges.

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  7. «Louis» likes this name Woolloomooloo. Anything with "moo" in it can't be all bad from the perspective of la Vache... About all the "loos", he's not so sure...
    :-)

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  8. ahh the Eastern Suburbs Railway Line. I remember what a difference the addition of that line made! In fact the Eastern Suburbs are my all-time favourite part of Sydney.

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  9. Hi Jim,

    How's Down Under? Long week-end? Very nice & clean.

    TY a mill for giving my life in OZ thru your photos.

    Happy Sunday.

    Greetings from Stockholm,
    /CC girl

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    1. The weather in Sydney is great at the moment. It wasn't a long weekend although we did have a public holiday on Thursday.

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  10. Jim, I enjoyed reading your answer to what does Woolloomooloo. Mostly because "place of plenty" and "young black kangaroo" seem like two very different possibilities! It is a nice shot of an interesting bridge.

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    1. Yes, it seems the name belonged to a homestead in the area but it is unclear which word it was derived from.

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  11. you have delighted us all with the name today. and the shadows are the icing on the cake!!

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